(2016) 52 Things in 52 Weeks

52 things in 52 weeksFor the fourth year running, here is my list of 52 challenges to be completed over the course of the 52 weeks of 2016!

Once again, my challenges are split into categories for ease of reference.

If you would like to join in, all you have to do is make your own list of 52 challenges, one for each week of the year. They could each be a week long, or some could cover a month, or be ongoing for the whole year – that’s the beauty of it – YOU are in complete control. And if 52 things feels like biting off more than you can chew, why not try a list if 12 Things in 12 Months instead? Or maybe 16 things in 2016?

If you do make a list, please do leave a comment below with a link to it so we can all cheer each other on.

Green = Completed
Red = In Progress

entertainmentEntertainment:
1. Watch 52 films in 52 weeks (143 / 52)
2. Watch 5 films nominated for awards in the 88th Academy Awards (5 / 5)
3. Watch 10 films released in 2016  (10 / 10)
4. Post predictions of Oscar winners
5. Read 52 books in 52 weeks (45 / 52)
6. Do not buy any books for myself for a year, and read only books I already have, or have been given, or have borrowed from the library or others (50 / 2)
7. Complete the Carole Matthews Challenge (7 / 30)
8. Apply to be a giver for World Book Night (fifth year running!)

food and drinkFood and Drink:
9. Drink no alcohol for 4 weeks (28 / 28)
10. Eat no chocolate for 4 weeks (28 / 28)
11. Go vegetarian for a week (7 / 7)
12. Eat out at a restaurant twice (2 / 2)
13. Take the kids blackberry picking
14. Make jam with our blackberry harvest
15. Try out 5 recipes I’ve never tried before (5/5)

16. Try 5 foods I’ve never tried before (2 / 5)

  • Tofu
  • Halloumi

health and happinessHealth and Happiness:
17. Lose 14lbs (9 / 14)
18. Go to bed before midnight every night for a week (7/7)
19. Get at least 15 minutes of exercise (other than walking) 3 times a week for 4 weeks (12 / 12)
20. Cycle 10km
21. Go to the dentist
22. Start a bullet journal
23. Get a professional manicure

keyFinancial:
24. Save £1 for each day of the year (£85 / £366)
25. Save £2 for each week of the year (£26 / £104)
26. Save £5 for each month of the year (£15 / £60)
(Total savings for the year should then total £530)
27. Split all my coppers between Tadpole’s and Choochie’s piggy banks each month (12/12)
28. Save all £2 coins into the Xmas fund each month (12/12)
29. Save all silver up to the value of 20p into the Xmas fund each month (12/12)
30. Put aside £1 for each challenge completed into Xmas fund (£33/£52)

family circleFamily / Out and About:
31. Make a summer holidays bucket list
32. Visit 5 local attractions (5 / 5)

  • Blyth Live Music Festival – Blyth Beach
  • Invasion 7 – Woodhorn Museum
  • Beamish
  • Hancock Museum
  • Blyth Battery

33. Visit family in Scotland
34. Make a family photo book/album of last year’s (2015) pictures
35. Take the kids to the library once a month (12 / 12)
36. Give Tadpole an awesome 8th birthday party / day out
37. Give Choochie an awesome 3rd birthday party / day out
38. Not shout at my kids for the whole year (90 / 366)
39. Teach Choochie his alphabet and to count to twenty (ABC / 123)
40. Register Choochie at nursery school
41. Take my kids to the theatre
42. Take my kids to the cinema
43. Share a photo of my kids and me each month (12 / 12)

me!Personal:
44. Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support
45. Get another tattoo
46. Donate a pint of blood
47. Make a “Sky Blanket”
48. Make / contribute three items for charity (3 / 3)
49. Make five gifts /Xmas decorations (5 / 5)
50. Release twelve new cross stitch charts (posted on Kincavel Krosses (10 / 12)

51. Have an “analogue day” one day every month (0 / 12)
52. Make a new list of 52 things in 52 weeks for 2017

All the photos from challenge #43:

Have YOU joined the challenge?

These folk have all joined the challenge, please do visit their blogs and check on their progress:

 

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